On behalf of the entire American Hockey League, it is my pleasure to welcome you to another exciting season of action in the ECHL, the Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League.
More than 20 of our clubs have affiliations with ECHL members in 2005-06, providing the opportunity for ECHL players and coaches alike to progress through the AHL and get one step closer to fulfilling their dreams of reaching the National Hockey League.
With 14 players on their roster who spent time in the AHL last season, the Trenton Titans captured the 2005 Kelly Cup championship. Meanwhile, the Titans’ AHL affiliate, the Philadelphia Phantoms, took home the 2005 Calder Cup championship, and for the 16th consecutive season, ECHL alumni were members of an AHL champion.
Best wishes to the Fresno Falcons as they host the 2006 ECHL All-Star Game Presented by Bud Light, and good luck to ECHL fans everywhere as they cheer their team on to the Kelly Cup.